Ice Cross wins for Naasz and Plante in Yokohama

SHOWS: YOKOHAMA, JAPAN (FEBRUARY 15, 2020) (SMARAGD/RED BULL CONTENT POOL - SEE RESTRICTIONS BEFORE USE)

1. WIDE VIEW OF COURSE

2. CROWD CHEERING

MEN'S FINAL RACE - CAMERON NAASZ (USA) , KYLE CROXALL (CAN), STEVEN COX (CAN) AND MIRKO LAHTI (FIN)

3. RACE START

4. VARIOUS OF RACE/MIRKO LAHTI FALLS AND DROPS BACK TO FOURTH PLACE MIDWAY THROUGH THE RUN

5. CAMERON NAASZ OF THE USA WINS THE RACE AHEAD OF KYLE CROXALL, STEVEN COX TAKES THIRD PLACE

6. NAASZ WALKS ONTO PODIUM/WAVES TO CROWD AND IS PRESENTED WITH TROPHY

7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CAMERON NAASZ SPEAKING AFTER HIS VICTORY, SAYING:

"I feel great, it's awesome to get a number one spot here."

8. KYLE CROXALL (LEFT), NAASZ (CENTRE) AND STEVEN COX (RIGHT) POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS WITH TROPHIES

WOMEN'S FINAL RACE - MAXIE PLANTE (CAN), JACQUELINE LEGERE (CAN),

9. RACE START

10. VARIOUS OF RACE

11. MAXIE PLANTE WINS THE RACE AHEAD OF JACQUELINE LEGERE AND AMANDA TRUNZO (USA)

12. PLANTE WALKS OTO PODIUM

13. PLANTE WITH TROPHY

14. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MAXIE PLANTE SPEAKING AFTER HER VICTORY, SAYING:

"It was good, it was well built, the crew here did an amazing job and the ice was nice all night, the ice was good so yeah, I couldn't be happier."

15. PLANTE, LEGERE AND TRUNZO ON PODIUM SPRAYING CHAMPAGNE

STORY: Reigning ice cross world champion Cameron Naasz of the USA won the first ATSX 1000 race of the season in Yokohama on Saturday (February 15).

In a closely contested final, the 30-year-old Naasz secured the victory over rival Kyle Croxall of Canada by the length of a blade. Canadian Steven Cox rounded out the podium with a run that saw him challenge for the lead before fading towards the end.

Canada's Maxie Plante clinched her first career win by winning the women's final. Plante took the early lead and fought off the challenge from her compatriot Jacqueline Legere to take the victory. Amanda Trunzo of the USA, who claimed the overall title in 2019, finished third.

The next round of the ice cross world championship series will be the ATSX 500 in Le Massif de Charlevoix, Quebec on February 22.


Results Men:

1. Cameron Naasz (USA), 2. Kyle Croxall (CAN), 3. Steven Cox (CAN), 4. Mirko Lahti (FIN), 5. Luca Dallago (AUT), 6. Michael Iulianello (USA), 7. Jim De Paoli (SUI), 8. Scott Croxall (CAN), 9. Dean Moriarty (CAN), 10. Dmytry Murlychkin (RUS).

Women:

1. Maxie Planté (CAN), 2. Jacqueline Legere (CAN), 3. Amanda Trunzo (USA), 4. Justine Zonne (LAT), 5. Myriam Trepanier (CAN), 6. Anais Morand (SUI), 7. Veronika Windisch (AUT), 8. Tamara Meuwissen (USA), 9. Samantha Meuwissen (USA), 10. Amadine Condroyer (FRA).

(Production: Annette Faydenko)